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ReflectionsBurn  [Member]
2/14/2010 12:18:38 PM EST
Nickel Plating...i always try to do something different so here is something i did sort of as a "mantle piece" fully functional AR15...Nickel Plated Lower Receiver...the process is pretty intense but cool as well...any feedback would be awesome...specs are
Nickel Lower (before) Spikes Tactical
LPK - Rock River
Upper(s) - 1 picture is Sabre Defence (ps want sabre gear cheaper email me...) the other is spikes upper/bcg with Daniel Defense barrel with Troy quad rails installed and nickel plated barrel...
6 pos standard stock

i'm waiting on 3 upper receivers to be plated in nickel...they should look just as killer







its not too overwhelming just something to stand out and be a tad bit different


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CrazyWhiteGuy  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 12:31:57 PM EST
Thats hot. ight as well do the whole thing though, IMHO. No half-gold plated toys hung up at any of MY favorite dictators places.
PKDA  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 12:44:12 PM EST
Did you do the plating or did you send it out?

Very cool by the way. Now I want one.
22mike  [Member]
2/14/2010 1:01:04 PM EST
Not my cup of tea but it is unique !!!...................
ESC123  [Member]
2/14/2010 1:05:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By 22mike:
Not my cup of tea but it is unique !!!...................


^ditto. Still cool looking though.
Thefryzone  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 1:19:25 PM EST
Do the Upper
SuperiorBarrels  [Dealer]
2/14/2010 1:21:35 PM EST
I like it.
N83  [Member]
2/14/2010 1:24:25 PM EST
Looks interesting.

Got me thinking though- I wonder how a carbon fiber wrapped lower would look...
87GN  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 1:36:17 PM EST
Looks more like decorative nickel plating than electroless nickel...?

Unless you polished the heck out of it before/after the plating process.
Shung  [Member]
2/14/2010 1:39:32 PM EST
pimp my black rifle !

i kinda like it ! congrats !
ReflectionsBurn  [Member]
2/14/2010 1:46:44 PM EST
87gn yes it was polished like a mo fo...copper first...2x then polished like hell for the nickel to come out mirrored..

i have 3 uppers next to be done...see how they look to mix one with a nickel lower and the other with a black lower...it is fully functional, just something different...should see the order that i have to do for a gentleman in florida...all hardware has to be red...to match his jordan shoes...pretty funny...but hey to each their own...price wise really wasnt too bad...about $300 to do a lower and/or upper...so really not outrageous after the process is done...
Lord_Vulcanizer  [Member]
2/14/2010 1:53:50 PM EST
dude...that thing looks cool please keep the pics coming with your future builds...I like it
ReflectionsBurn  [Member]
2/14/2010 1:56:47 PM EST
thanks bud...have most of my builds posted at www.556-tactical.com ...just a hobby for me...so the AR15 gods dont get upset...something that i am passionate about doing and truly enjoy...
nicholsmf  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 1:58:43 PM EST
You should make matching grills!



ETA: Not my personal favorite but it looks like a quality job for sure
StrangerDanger  [Member]
2/14/2010 2:11:47 PM EST
Looks cool. I probably would have went for NP3 Plus instead though. It would be a matte satin finish. POF and LWRC had several models like this at SHOT. The actions of each were significantly smoothed up. My guess is they would be very easy to clean also.

This bright nickel would look good on OD green furnature.
jcrowl  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 2:16:32 PM EST
Needs some wire rims and curb feelers! J/K
goodmedicine  [Life Member]
2/14/2010 2:58:49 PM EST
First one I have seen, cool.


GM
14point5  [Member]
2/14/2010 3:00:08 PM EST
Sweet!
Marine-78  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 3:33:00 PM EST
Unique and appealing in a non-tactical, showpiece kind of way.

Needs wood furniture.
alemonkey  [Member]
2/14/2010 3:44:38 PM EST
I was expecting something horrible, but that actually looks really good. I like the contrast with the black upper. I don't think a nickel upper mated to a nickel lower would look as nice though, that might be overkill.
Dan877  [Member]
2/14/2010 3:44:47 PM EST
Colt used to offer nickel plating as a factory option on the SP1, except it was matte not polished, they called it "ColtGuard." Here's a thread with a photo of one.

ColtGuard SP1 thread
ReflectionsBurn  [Member]
2/14/2010 3:56:38 PM EST
trying do pull something off a tad different with tasteful still a factor i personally think a nickel top and bottom would look a bit much but to each their own...next will be nickel upper with black lower....should keep tastefullness and not overkill with the black accented hardware...
mac_05evo  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 3:58:48 PM EST
I like it. Good job on being different.
Demordrah  [Life Member]
2/14/2010 4:17:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By Marine-78:
Unique and appealing in a non-tactical, showpiece kind of way.

Needs wood furniture.


That would actually look really awesome with wood furniture on it.
acman145acp  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 4:19:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dan877:
Colt used to offer nickel plating as a factory option on the SP1, except it was matte not polished, they called it "ColtGuard." Here's a thread with a photo of one.

ColtGuard SP1 thread
To this day i kick myself for passing on one of those for $500.

ReflectionsBurn  [Member]
2/14/2010 4:20:10 PM EST
thanks folks hmmm wood furniture...not me personally but i definately could see the tastefulness in that show piece, i can only say it simply as one of my clients... I LOVE THIS $HIT!!!!!!
evlblkwpnz  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 4:20:21 PM EST
OP,
I would like to see a few pics of it near foliage to see if it blends more than it blings. Looks nice.
MichigamaGunslinger  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 4:30:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By ReflectionsBurn:
Nickel Plating...i always try to do something different so here is something i did sort of as a "mantle piece" fully functional AR15...Nickel Plated Lower Receiver...the process is pretty intense but cool as well...any feedback would be awesome...specs are
Nickel Lower (before) Spikes Tactical
LPK - Rock River
Upper(s) - 1 picture is Sabre Defence (ps want sabre gear cheaper email me...) the other is spikes upper/bcg with Daniel Defense barrel with Troy quad rails installed and nickel plated barrel...
6 pos standard stock

i'm waiting on 3 upper receivers to be plated in nickel...they should look just as killer


http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/reflectionsburn/Nickel4.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/reflectionsburn/NickelFull5.jpg


its not too overwhelming just something to stand out and be a tad bit different
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/reflectionsburn/NickelComplete4.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/reflectionsburn/NickelFull1.jpg

That is absolutely fuckin' SICK!







Thoroughly impressed, would love to see what it looks like when you get the uppers and everything back from nickel plating.
leswill  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 4:35:45 PM EST
i actually did not know that you could nickel plate aluminum,good to know. i have one of the kimber CDPs with the aluminum frame that i basically quit shooting after 4000 rds, because i was afraid the rails was goona wear too badly. this might be worth looking into.
ReflectionsBurn  [Member]
2/15/2010 4:33:09 AM EST
thanks much folks i thought so too...like i said really wasnt too pricey...and looks killer...
MichigamaGunslinger  [Team Member]
2/15/2010 4:54:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By ReflectionsBurn:
thanks much folks i thought so too...like i said really wasnt too pricey...and looks killer...

How much was it? I might be interested in this
kaotic504  [Member]
2/15/2010 10:27:38 AM EST
BLING, BLING! it's like Lil' Wayne joining the military. i think you'll definitely stand out. soulja boy.
Fields_Overseer  [Member]
2/15/2010 10:38:16 AM EST
you may or may not have NRD, nickled rifle disease.
sunspot  [Member]
2/15/2010 11:30:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By ReflectionsBurn:
thanks folks hmmm wood furniture...not me personally but i definately could see the tastefulness in that show piece, i can only say it simply as one of my clients... I LOVE THIS $HIT!!!!!!


There was a post with wood furniture. I thought it looked nice Maybe someone with better search skills than I can find it.
AngryEwok  [Member]
2/15/2010 11:41:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By sunspot:
Originally Posted By ReflectionsBurn:
thanks folks hmmm wood furniture...not me personally but i definately could see the tastefulness in that show piece, i can only say it simply as one of my clients... I LOVE THIS $HIT!!!!!!


There was a post with wood furniture. I thought it looked nice Maybe someone with better search skills than I can find it.


KELBEAST  [Team Member]
2/15/2010 12:03:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By AngryEwok:
Originally Posted By sunspot:
Originally Posted By ReflectionsBurn:
thanks folks hmmm wood furniture...not me personally but i definately could see the tastefulness in that show piece, i can only say it simply as one of my clients... I LOVE THIS $HIT!!!!!!


There was a post with wood furniture. I thought it looked nice Maybe someone with better search skills than I can find it.


http://theartofbradsmith.com/WoodAR.jpg


That thing really needs a rifle length forearm. Maybe a wooden FF tube.
1saxman  [Member]
2/15/2010 12:09:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Marine-78:
Unique and appealing in a non-tactical, showpiece kind of way.

Needs wood furniture.


Yes! red/black cocobolo. In that case the barrel would have to be done in nickel too. A stainless barrel will not match the slightly yellowish nickel. Small parts all matte black. Not a truck gun!

born2lose76  [Team Member]
2/15/2010 1:23:18 PM EST
Screw wood, get some mother of pearl.
vxtip545  [Member]
2/15/2010 2:12:42 PM EST
my eyes!! its burning my eyes!!!



i didnt know aluminum could take nickel, neat
ReflectionsBurn  [Member]
2/15/2010 3:02:47 PM EST
wow that wood work would look amazing that i can picture...umm as far as cost...really not bad just tedious as hell to do and trying to keep it fair he charged me like $300 for lower about $125 for 16" barrels, he has 3 uppers now which i think should fall around the $300 price...that is of course not the cost of the lower/upper/barrel themselves just the plating...i provided the gear...which i ordered in what the manufacturers call "in the white"...the guy that does it is one of those jewels unheard of...granted he does work primarily on wind istruments...finishing trombones/trumpets and the other type of brass instrument...his clientele goes literally from singapore to cairo, and i mean the towns in the country dont google cairo and find some town of 12 in texas, lol...he knows his $hit...just lives in bfe even for me...i drive him my parts so i can watch him work on stuff...pretty wicked job...
MichigamaGunslinger  [Team Member]
2/15/2010 4:21:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By ReflectionsBurn:
wow that wood work would look amazing that i can picture...umm as far as cost...really not bad just tedious as hell to do and trying to keep it fair he charged me like $300 for lower about $125 for 16" barrels, he has 3 uppers now which i think should fall around the $300 price...that is of course not the cost of the lower/upper/barrel themselves just the plating...i provided the gear...which i ordered in what the manufacturers call "in the white"...the guy that does it is one of those jewels unheard of...granted he does work primarily on wind istruments...finishing trombones/trumpets and the other type of brass instrument...his clientele goes literally from singapore to cairo, and i mean the towns in the country dont google cairo and find some town of 12 in texas, lol...he knows his $hit...just lives in bfe even for me...i drive him my parts so i can watch him work on stuff...pretty wicked job...

Aww Damn. I thought he might have had an FFL so I could send him something to finish. Oh well still cool, post pics once you get the whole gun finished. And +1 on the mother of pearl stock setup, that would be killer for sure.
ReflectionsBurn  [Member]
2/16/2010 4:35:41 AM EST
can ship to me if wanted and i can have him do whatever...
tominjax  [Team Member]
2/17/2010 8:38:43 AM EST
gnfiter2  [Member]
2/17/2010 11:02:19 AM EST
We say, you can do anything with an AR. This proves it.
Do you actually shoot that stick?
Are you afraid of scratching the finish?

That is truly a....SHO-GUN!
Subconscious  [Team Member]
2/17/2010 11:32:56 AM EST
Looks like a space gun
ReflectionsBurn  [Team Member]
2/20/2010 8:23:09 AM EST
havent shot it yet...wifey is about to pop anytime now with our little girl and range is about 30mins out, trying to stay somewhat close
ReflectionsBurn  [Team Member]
2/20/2010 8:23:55 AM EST


what is that finish?? looks like a spikes lower

tominjax  [Team Member]
2/20/2010 8:31:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By ReflectionsBurn:


what is that finish?? looks like a spikes lower



something from the fun show. They had several different ARs and AR pistols with the chrome plating.
MichigamaGunslinger  [Team Member]
2/20/2010 10:49:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By ReflectionsBurn:
can ship to me if wanted and i can have him do whatever...

Thats alright, I got your PM. I appreciate the offer though!
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